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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017 pal•ate /ˈpælɪt/
USA pronunciation n. [ countable ]
Anatomythe inside top part, or roof, of the mouth in mammals: He got peanut butter stuck on his palate. the sense of taste: a dinner to delight the palate. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017 pal•ate
(pal ′it), USA pronunciation n.
Anatomythe roof of the mouth, consisting of an anterior bony portion (hard palate) and a posterior muscular portion (soft palate) that separate the oral cavity from the nasal cavity. See diag. under mouth.
the sense of taste: a dinner to delight the palate. intellectual or aesthetic taste; mental appreciation.
pal ′ate•less, adj. pal ′ate•like′, adj.
Latin palātum roof of the mouth Middle English palat 1350–1400
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
palate / ˈpælɪt/ n the roof of the mouth, separating the oral and nasal cavities See , hard palate soft palate the sense of taste: she had no palate for the wine relish or enjoyment Etymology: 14 th Century: from Latin palātum, perhaps of Etruscan origin USAGE See note at palette pallet 1
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